Meet the Therapist:
Lisa Neuhart is a native Houstonian with a genuine passion and ability for helping and empowering people to: achieve their individual goals, strengthen their relationships, and foster family connections. As a relationship & Couples Therapy Specialist, She strives to help her clients heal and recognize their full potential, create lasting relationships, and live the life they desire.
LISA NEUHART, MS, LMFT, CART
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION:
* Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) - Texas
*Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART)
*Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator (premarital & relationship enrichment)
* B.A. Psychology, Cum Laude, Auburn University
* Master's of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy, Kansas State University
*Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Kansas State University
PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATIONS --- Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy ---
* Completed University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program- Sex Therapy
* Certificate of Completion in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International
* 5-Day Intensive Training in the Pragmatic/Experiential Method for Improving Relationships. (with Brent Atkinson, Ph.D.)
The Pragmatic/Experiential Method, is "an approach which translates new knowledge about how the brain processes emotion into practical methods for improving relationships and increasing personal success."
* Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - ICEEFT Externship (with Dr. Sue Johnson)
EFT was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and is "a structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980’s and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand our understanding about what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists."
* Gottman Method Couples Therapy -Level 1 (Bridging the Couple Chasm) & Level 2 (Assessment, Intervention, & Co-morbidities)
This therapeutic approach was developed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman, and is based off of 40 years of their research on relationship and marital satisfaction
*Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
The PREPARE/ENRICH program is based on solid research and has been around for over 30 years, working to help couples to explore and strengthen their relationships -- helping couples discuss several important aspect that impact relationships, such as: communication, conflict resolution, sexuality, finances, spirituality, etc. ---- Learn more about the benefits of PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital and marital couples at: http://www.prepare-enrich.com
As an avid learner, Lisa regularly attends professional trainings and conferences to continually expand her clinical knowledge & explore new approaches & helpful strategies to best help her clients achieve their individual or couples therapy goals.
Additional trainings she has completed, include:
2-Day Advanced Mindfulness Training
2-Day Trauma Competency Conference
Sex Made Simple-- Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy (Barry McCarthy, PhD, renowned author & expert on sexuality)
Lisa is also currently serving on the Executive Board, for the Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (HAMFT). Other professional associations she is a member of include: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (TAMFT), and Psi Chi- the international honor society in psychology.
Hi and welcome to Neuhart New Hope Counseling!
My name is Lisa Neuhart. My practice Neuhart New Hope Counseling is conveniently located just off I-45 in Grogan’s Mill Village within The Woodlands, TX. Prior to relocating my practice a bit further north, I have enjoyed serving the Houston area for several years. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I continue to specialize in the areas of: relationship therapy, couples counseling, and sex therapy, as well as providing personal counseling for individual adults.
My interest in relationships and counseling stems from my childhood, when my grandmother began passing on her love of psychology to me. From that point forward, I wanted to read anything I could get my hands on to better understand people, relationships, and the world around me. As I got older, this natural curiosity and passion to inspire and empower others continued to grow. Eventually, I became a listening ear and go-to person for relationship advice for many friends and peers.
From there, my path was set, as I embarked on my formal training to become a relationship and couples therapist, pursuing my B.A. in Psychology (Auburn University) and M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy (Kansas State University). This blend allows me to better understand and address the individual internal experiences of each person, while maintaining a strong systemic focus and being able to identify and understand existing relationship patterns. As a perpetual learner, I am always looking for opportunities to expand my knowledge around personal and interpersonal concerns.
This balance between the focus on self and relationship dynamics enables me to help people to gain a better understanding of themselves and address issues that impact personal well-being (i.e. Anxiety, Anger, Self-Esteem, Body image, Perfectionism, Grief / Loss, Trauma, etc.), while helping them to create and maintain fulfilling, lasting connections with others-- whether with a romantic partner, family member, friend, or co-worker.
Through counseling couples and individuals, questions around intimacy, sexuality, and sexual well-being would often arise. My desire to be able to provide clients with a balanced, holistic approach and address these concerns, led me to seek out additional post-graduate training through University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program in Sex Therapy.
Overall, as a therapist, I strive to create a safe, compassionate, calming, and positive space for you to open up about the struggles you are facing and discuss your goals and vision for the future. While I draw from a variety of effective, research based clinical approaches (i.e. EFT, Gottman Method, Prepare-Enrich, etc.), at my core my style is goal-oriented, strengths-based, and Solution Focused. I tend to incorporate helpful coaching and teaching of relationship building and communication skills within the process. Overall, I believe the therapy process should be “tailor made” for each client. I work with you collaboratively to provide you with a personalized counseling experience and practical tools to help you succeed in your relationships or personal goals.